id: Unidentified Film No. 212
director: Unknown
year: ca. 1910
country: France
alternative titles: Ein Pathé-Film
Armed forces march into a field. An officer shows a young boy how to drum properly [frame scan 1]. The young boy plays at saluting and marching together with a young girl [frame scan 2]. Flash title: "Zehn Jahre später." (Ten years later) [frame scan 3] The boy and girl, who are now in love with each other, [frame scan 4] go for a walk in the woods. The young man then has to go to the field [frame scan 5 & 6]. - Flash title: "Die Heiratswerbung." (The Proposition) The father wants his daughter to marry another man [frame scan 7]. She meets with her loved one. The girl falls ill, the father is distraught [frame scan 8]. An image of the two children playing appears to him in a vision [frame scan 9]. He sends for the soldier – he is found wounded [frame scan 10]
Jeanpaul Goergen, Deutsche Kinemathek, 02.12.2010
Production Company: Pathé Frères, Paris
Length: 86m
Format: 35mm, 1.33:1
Picture/Sound: coloured, silent
Notes: 'Pathé frères 14 rue Favrat Paris Exhibition interdite en France en Suisse et en Belgique' edgecode; Stencil coloured; German flash titles; No main title; Start and end sequences are missing
This could possibly be LE PETIT TAPE TAPIN (1909):

It was released in Germany as DER KLEINE TAMBOUR (entry 7842 in Birett's 'Das Filmangebot in Deutschland 1895 - 1911').
Robert Kiss, 15.01.2011
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